British Airways Brings Back “Kids Go Free” Promotion (Domestic Routes)

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British Airways has brought back a promotion it ran last year which allows kids to fly free of charge on select domestic routes. In 2017 British Airways added Bilund (the home of LEGO) to the list of routes included in this offer but, this year, that’s no longer an option.

British Airways Kids Go Free Promotion

The rules of the “kids go free” promotion are simple – for every paying adult (flying on a valid route) two children under the age of 12 can fly for free.

Here are the terms and conditions:

  • Kids fly free applies to children who are under 12 at the start of the journey
  • Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and up to two kids can fly for free with each fare paying adult
  • The offer runs from June 1, 2018 to November 5, 2018.
  • All seats are subject to availability
  • The offer is valid on one-way and return tickets from London Heathrow (LHR) to/from Leeds Bradford (LBA), Newcastle (NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BHD) and Glasgow (GLA).
  • Flights must be booked by 23:59 on 13 May 2018
  • Travel must be taken between June 1, 2018 and November 5, 2018.

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The promotion started later in the year last year (May) and was slightly more generous in that all bookings through 30 September qualified for free kids tickets.

Still, adults booking Basic Economy (hand baggage only) fares qualify for this promotion and its valid for the summer and fall school breaks so this should offer some decent savings for families looking go on vacation later this year.

It’s worth noting that British Airways has set up a dedicated family check-in area in Zone A of Heathrow T5 and a ‘parent and child” security lane has also been set up.

I’m not sure if the new security lane is there to speed things up for parents or if it’s there to keep hoards of kids out of the other security lanes but, either way, it’s a nice addition from BA.

Follow this link for more details on the Kids Fly Free Promotion

Other Freebies For Kids

Free Food

Select eateries at Heathrow are running a “Kids Eat Free” promotion across the following dates:

  • 24 May 2018 – 3 June 2018
  • 19 July 2018 – 2 September 2018
  • 18 October 2018 – 28 October 2018
  • 6 December – 6 January 2019
  • 7 February 2019 – 24 February 2019

Note: Perfectionists’ Café and Gordon Ramsay Plane Food are both offering this deal all year round.

a restaurant booth with tables and chairsGordon Ramsay Plane Food – Image Heathrow Airport

The terms of this offer are as follows:

  • One free children’s meal with each adult main course purchased from the main menu.
  • Maximum of four free children’s meals.
  • Children’s meal must be a regular sized option from the children’s menu.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Subject to availability, no substitute available, no cash alternative.
  • Management reserve the right to amend offer at any time.
  • Age limits:
    • Children 12 years or younger at La Salle, Huxleys, Oriel, Ca’puccino, Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, The Commission
    • Children 10 years or younger at Bridge Bar, The Perfectionists’ Café, The Prince of Wales , and Carluccio’s
  • Minimum spend £9 (except The Commission where the minimum is £10.95)

A list of all the participating restaurants can be found here.

Free Heathrow Express

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Kids aged 15 or under can travel for free on the Heathrow Express between the airport and London Paddington.

Children aged 15 years and under travel free in Express Class when accompanied by a paying adult, or can travel unaccompanied if they have proof of air travel such as a valid flight booking or boarding pass. Photo ID will be required.

Children aged 15 years and under travel free in Business First only if accompanied by an adult who has bought a Business First ticket. Children cannot travel unaccompanied in Business First.

Full terms and conditions can be found via this link here.